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Welcome to the ISO page of the Chakra-Project

Here you will find the latest stable release ISO's


The Chakra Development Team is proud to announce the third Archimedes release, this codename follows the KDE SC 4.8 series.

As with the previous release, Chakra is no longer shipping a GUI for package management. Appset-qt was the GUI for pacman, but was not handling complex updates as should, so it is dropped from this ISO. In the initial phase of using a build from scratch package manager, there will be no GUI for package management either, so this is a good time to let any user get accustomed to this situation. Pacman is the cli frontend for package management, the online package viewer is there for additional info and searches. With this release KDE is updated to 4.8.3, a new toolchain including gcc 4.7 and glibc 2.15, updated glib2 stack, latest nvidia and catalyst, updated sqlite3/unixodbc/python group, to name a few of the newer base packages included. These base updates made it so that the second Archimedes release is no longer usable for bundles, thus a new ISO needed.

  • KDE 4.8.3
  • Linux 3.2.8 (3.0.22 optional)
  • Qt 4.8.1
  • DVD image, including all locales and a nice selections of apps
  • minimal CD image you can build your desktop on
  • tomoyo-tools 2.5 added to a default install, for more security options
  • wqy-microhei became the new default font for Chinese/Japanese/Korean
  • QtWebkit 2.2.1
  • New toolchain, including gcc 4.7 and glib2 2.15
  • Switch to kmod

For all our GTK fans we added some more popular GTK-apps as bundles. You can download them from our bundle page and run them with a simple double-click right away.

A good start is to read our Wiki or visit our Forums. To create reliable installation media, please follow the instructions in the wiki. Chakra's ISO's do not support unetbootin, and CD/DVD's need a burn speed no higher then 4x.


  • x86-64 DVD f762b0855ec17c057f68bf4c277dc298
  • i686 DVD 7ecc40808f6a4041c05a79d42296b6c7
  • x86_64 CD 4e345ae1bf53febcd56a449bb8c30d8f
  • i686 CD a5e309afc028e672bd549ff6807f8746
Source: readme.markdown, updated 2012-05-16